Monday, 1 April 2013

A Little Bit Crafty DT Card - challenge #1

Hi Folks!

Hope you're all ok and that you had a great weekend?'s a very exciting day in Craft Land, as today sees the start of a brand spanking new monthly challenge which is hosted by the lovely Paula Holifield  over on her own blog.  Most of you will know who Paula is, but for the few who don't, she is the Boss over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog...the lady who made it such a massive success last year which led to it being voted Crafty Blog of the Year!  Yay.  So the 'A Little Bit Crafty' Challenge is one that you need to add to your lists as it's going to be BIG!!

There are some fab sponsors involved with the blog, and for April the prizes on offer are:
£10 voucher - My Mum's Craft Shop
$20 voucher - Lacy Sunshine Stamps (Heather Valentin)
3 free digis - Creepie Cute Stamps

And the theme for the A Little Bit Crafty Challenge #1 is the fabulously popular Anything Goes.  So head over to A Little Bit Crafty, check out the rules, have a look at the DT cards for a little bit of inspiration and then join in the fun!'s my DT card for the challenge:

Well, as Heather Valentin's one of the sponsors, I obviously chose to use one of her fabulous Melancholy Moppet digs which are only available from Lacy Sunshine Stamps   The Melancholy Moppets are a new range of digis that Heather has created and this one is Anastasia with Daffodils.  The Moppets are so popular and I love working with them.  I'm sure you can see why!

I had a bit of fun with this one as I'd been wanting to colour mainly in Warm Greys for a while, and this was the perfect digi to have a play with, so I coloured the image as follows, using mainly Promarkers in very muted colours:

Skin:  Copics E00, E11 and E21
Hair:  Caramel, Sandstone and Satin
Lips:  Antique Pink and Baby Pink
Eyes:  Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua
Clothing and Hat:  Warm Grey 1, 3 and 5
Flowers:  Olive Green, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Oatmeal and Saffron

I'm really pleased with the results of this one, so I've given myself a very rare pat on the back!  :o)

I created the easel card on my Cameo using a Silhouette cutting file.  I welded two together and cut an extra doily for the top part of the easel...simples.  The circles were cut using my Spellbinder dies.

I've used Core'dinations card for both the easel base and the matting circles, and the paper on the base circle is from a Kanban kit and it matched the Warm Greys I'd used perfectly.

The flowers are from my stash and I can't remember where I got them from.  :o(

So...hope you like my card.  Head on over to A Little Bit Crafty, take a look at the other DT members' fab probjects and go lock yourself in your little crafty space and give it a go!  Good luck.

Take care and happy crafting!


  1. Love the card blank, and Anastasia looks fabulous using the warm greys. Hope the challenge goes well

  2. Wow Lexie, this is stunning, I love the shape, is it a die cut, or cut on an electronic cutter?
    And of course, Anastasia looks absolutely gorgeous, I might have to "pinch" your idea!!

  3. Glad you like it Janet. I created it out of a doily (this one was from Silhouette) on my Cameo. I love making easels on there as it's so easy as long as you line them up properly for welding.

  4. Lovely card Lexie. Beautiful colouring

  5. WOW just amazing. Fabulous colouring, stunning image and your wonderful card blank.Linda x

  6. Lexie this is gorgeous!! I love the way you have coloured Anastasia and I really must make me some more easel cards...they are just so stinking adorable!!

  7. Beautiful card, love the idea of welding the doilie on the cameo may have to pinch that idea too :-) xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Lexie. The image looks fab and I love teh design and colours.
    Lorraine x

  9. Fabulous easel card - love the fancy circle and super image xx

  10. Beautiful Lexie. Love the muted soft colours and great details.
    Will check out the new challenge :).

    Hugs, Mette

  11. Stunning card Lexie! Love how you've coloured her and the easel card is fantastic!
    Hugs, Tracey x

  12. Such a beautiful card Lexie. I love the image, wonderful colouring and such a fabulous design
    Sue xx

  13. This is gorgeous Lexie! so pretty love the card shape too!

    Jill xx

  14. Absolutely stunning Lexie, love the image and the gorgeous doily of your easel card.

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxx

  15. Fab card, and gorgeous colouring!
    Mandy x

  16. What an awesome shaped card!!!! Love the easel.

  17. Totally fabulous card Lexie. I love, love, love this image and am going to check out Heather's digis! Great card shape and perfect colouring. Ms melancholy is a real joy!!!!!!! Hugs, Jayne xx

  18. A wonderful card Lexie and Anastasia is beautifully coloured x

  19. Wow amazing, makes my heart melt, love the grey tones xxx

  20. So gorgeous Lexie, love your beautifully coloured image and great shape.
    Wendy xx

  21. Another gorgeous Lacy Sunshine image beautifully coloured, love the shape too!

  22. Beautiful card and love the choice of colors!!!!!

  23. Gorgeous Lexie..Love the shape and beautiful colours and colouring..Hugs Lozzy x

  24. Fantastic! Gorgeous shape and beautiful colours, love your colouring in
    Lindsay xx